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AI4SE and SE4AI Workshop
October 20 - October 21
Sponsored & organized by U.S. Army DEVCOM Armaments Center (AC) Systems Engineering Directorate and Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
The 2021 AI4SE/SE4AI Workshop will be held October 20-21 virtually on ZoomGov. Participation is limited to US citizens only and will be by invitation. Abstracts are sought for presentations and panels from government, industry and academia addressing key Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Systems Engineering (SE) initiatives. All abstracts and presentations must be approved for public release. Selected abstracts will be invited to present and/or attend the workshop.
The objective of this workshop is to bring together key stakeholders from across industry, government and academia to explore specific outcomes that resulted from the initial 2020 meeting. The agenda for the October 2021 workshop will be developed to generate significant interchange and dialogue among participants. The intended goal will be to curate panel discussions and facilitate group breakout sessions that produce actionable applications of Artificial Intelligence for Systems Engineering (AI4SE) and Systems Engineering for Artificial Intelligence (SE4AI) as well as relevant research ideas that align with DEVCOM AC and SERC AI/SE priorities.
- Dr. Dinesh Verma – SERC Executive Director, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Dr. Jason Cook – US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
- Dr. Dan DeLaurentis– SERC Chief Scientist, Purdue University
TOPICS OF INTEREST:
- AI/ML Technology Evolution
- Augmented Intelligence, Cognitive Assistants and Decision Aiding Tools
- Theoretical Foundations of Automation & Human-Machine Teaming
- Augmented Engineering, Using AI to Augment Engineering Design
- Digital Engineering Infrastructure and Methods in Support of AI
- Advances in Explainable AI
- Advances to Address Cognitive Bias in AI
- Uncertainty Quantification and Relation to Safety Boundaries in AI
- V&V and T&E of Learning Based Systems
- Applications of Digital Twins to Improve Machine Learning
- Data Collection and Curation for AI in Cyberphysical Systems
- AI/ML Applications That Address Complexity of Creating, Editing, and Annotating Models
- Workforce Development for AI4SE/SE4AI
- Other Current Applications of AI and ML for SE
- Other Current Applications of SE for AI and ML
Dr. Mica Endsley - President, SA Technologies
Dr. Mica Endsley is President of SA Technologies and is the former Chief Scientist for the US Air Force. She has also held the positions of Visiting Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University. She was formerly an Engineering Specialist at the Northrop Corporation. Dr. Endsley is a Fellow and Past-President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. Endsley is a recognized world leader in the design, development and evaluation of systems to support human situation awareness (SA) and decision-making, and the integration of humans and automation. She has authored over 200 scientific articles and is the co-author of Analysis and Measurement of Situation Awareness and Designing for Situation Awareness.
Ms. Stephanie Possehl - Acting Deputy Director for Engineering and Director for Engineering Policy and Systems, OUSD(R&E)
Ms. Stephanie Possehl is the Acting Deputy Director for Engineering (DD, ENG) and Director of Engineering Policy and Systems within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. She is serving as the Department of Defense’s Chief Engineer for Advanced Capabilities. She sets engineering policy for the DoD with a focus on embracing modern engineering best practices and driving technical rigor. She also leads DoD-wide communities of practice dedicated to advancing engineering practice and championing efforts such as digital engineering, modular open systems approach, and many traditional specialty engineering focus areas. She leads mission integration management and supports Major Defense Acquisition Programs through engineering and test assessments. She is the functional leader for the Engineering & Technical Management and Test & Evaluation acquisition workforces. She also has responsibility for the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office and Strategic Intelligence Analysis Cell.
Ms. Possehl has more than 25 years of Federal service with the Department of Defense, including program management positions with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) supporting Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and the Sea-Based Terminal program. Before joining MDA, she taught senior-level program management and systems engineering courses at the Defense Acquisition University. Her previous engineering and project management assignments were in support of the U.S. Navy STANDARD Missile Program Office and the Naval Surface Warfare Center/Dahlgren Division. She began her career as a contractor providing engineering support to DoD programs.
Ms. Possehl holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a master of science in technology management, both from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and is DAWIA Level 3 certified in Program Management and Engineering. She received the MDA Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service (2020), Navy Superior Civilian Service Award (2018), and Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2015).
October 20 – The AI Disruption: The Challenges for Specialty Engineering Posed by AI
Led by Dr. Jason Cook, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
October 21 – Developing a Workforce in AI
Led by Mr. Tom McDermott, SERC
Submissions should be made through the SERC website submission form tab.
Deadline extended: August 16, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.
All requested information below must be completed for an abstract to be considered.
- Title (200-character limit)
- Primary Author/Presenter: Full name, title and organization for the primary author. This person is the main point of contact and will receive all notifications, confirmations and further instructions.
- Research Area: Identify the research topic area(s) being addressed.
- Individual Presentation: Indicate if the submission is for an individual presentation.
- Panel Submissions: Identify the planned panelists and their organizations and include a short position statement for each panelist.
- Abstract Text (1-page limit): Content of the abstract. Do not insert graphics or tables.
- References: One additional page can be included to contain endnote references, graphics and URL links to faculty/researcher bios or CVs.
- Primary Author Biography (500-character limit): The primary author biography must be submitted.
- Additional Authors: Any additional authors and/or presenters should be listed and their organizational affiliation.
Tips for Authors
Abstracts should clearly outline the summary of the project objectives, results, benefits to defense capability and the warfighter. The title should be concise as it will be listed in the workshop program. Submissions must be appropriate for an open 30-minute oral presentation, which includes time for questions and answers, or for a 60-minute panel. Presentation guidelines will be provided with notice of selection.
The AI4SE/SE4AI Workshop is an unclassified workshop. All abstracts and selected presentations must be approved for public release.
16 AUGUST 2021, by 11:59pm EDT
Submission Deadline Extended
15 SEPTEMBER 2021
Notification to Authors
15 OCTOBER 2021